Ready To Move On

(My Bed by Tracey Emin )

Since two years, I have lived here
Hoping someday you would come back
I have nothing left with me any more
Apart from your memory stack

Why did you leave me and go
What was that he could offer more
Wasn't my love enough for you
Or did I somewhere turn into a bore

You said you hadn't met anyone like me
Yet you left me without a blink
How am I supposed to forget you
For months now, I haven't slept a wink

I haven't gotten out since you left
In this caged room I slowly suffer
When you could dump me like trash
What solace can anyone else offer

Day after day I look at your pictures
Thinking of our days on this very bed
I haven't discarded your things here
Even though for you, my heart bled

I drink to erase you from my mind
The bottle is empty but you still remain
No matter how hard I try to let go
I'm bound to you with an invisible chain

Now I have made peace with myself
I've realized that you are not worth me
You made a mockery out of my love
Your infidelity how did I not see

I shall bury my love for you 
Pack your memories and throw it away
I've been tormented enough
With my mind, I shall not let you play

I can finally let go of your thoughts
In a few days, your remnants will be gone
I shall walk out of here, head held high
Because now, I'm ready to move on

Written for The Magpie Tales: Mag 212.

~ Soumya

47 comments:

  1. hey hey hey!!! sweeeeeeet!
    I loved the "Now I have made peace with myself
    I've realized that you are not worth me
    You made a mockery out of my love
    Your infidelity how did I not see"

    YOU GO GIRL!!

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  2. Wow. I loved it. I'm landing on your blog after long and then I find this beautiful piece. :)

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    1. Thank you Anmol, nice to see you back here :)

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  3. what a journey! Right from the brokenness to acceptance, to the moving on bit.
    Loved it!

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  4. What a poem..one of a journey to realization...beautiful

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  5. Full of hope. Better to move on & get a life.
    Great words, Soumya :)

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  6. This was such an amazing piece. Wonderful!! :)

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    1. Thank you and welcome to my space :)

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  7. Excellent poem. From to despair to hope.

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  8. Great poem Soumya..:)..luv ur writing skills yar..:) keep it up

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    1. Thank you. Please use your name next time.

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  9. I drink to erase you from my mind
    The bottle is empty but you still remain

    How BEAUTIFUL these lines are :)

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you liked it :)

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  10. Really a good one here Soumya...U have a way with poems !

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  11. I feel you.
    I know what you mean in every single line of this post.
    ...wish i was ready to move on though, wish.i was ready to let go.too.

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  12. Nicely done...thanks for sharing

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  13. Woww.. amazing!! the last stanza, too good! :)

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  14. Love it. One needs to toughen up a bit when comes to leaving something you once loved, behind. But one can and one should for the sake of her/his own. Beautifully penned. :)

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